Jury Awards Family $101 Million In Verdict Against West Suburban Medical Center Over Boy's Brain DamageA Cook County jury has handed down a record-breaking verdict against a hospital in Oak Park.
$50 Million Awarded After Brain Injury Deemed PreventableThe jury determined that negligence and bad decisions in 2009 by Dr. Armin Drachler and nurse Lisa Wegrzyn at NorthShore Evanston Hospital outside Chicago resulted in the injury to the child of Aimee and David Florez.
Federal Court Bans Harmful Pesticide Linked To Brain DamageA federal court has ordered the Trump Administration to ban a toxic pesticide linked to brain damage in kids.
Baby Fights For Life After Mother Delays Cancer Treatment To Give BirthA mother in New York delayed her cancer treatment until her baby could be born and then found out the infant's heart stopped multiple times.
Northwestern Neurologist Calls New CTE Study "Jaw Dropping"A new study in today's Journal of the American Medical Association is revealing some disturbing new findings about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE.
Psychologist: Alleged Cop Killer Suffers From AmnesiaRobert Hanlon said when he interviewed Marcus Floyd at Cook County Jail, he noticed Floyd showed signs of having “memory impairment.” As other mental health experts have found, Floyd has no recollection of the night Chicago Police Officer Thomas Wortham VI was murdered, according to Hanlon.
Woman Denied Marriage License Due To Partner's Brain InjuryA woman who has been fighting for the right to marry her partner of 38 years is considering an appeal of a Winnebago County judge's order denying her that right, because her partner is in a vegetative state.
Boogaard Family Sues NHL For Son's DeathThe family of a National Hockey League player who died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL, blaming it for brain damage he suffered as an enforcer and for his addiction to prescription painkillers.
State Rep. Seeking To Limit Tackling At High School Football PracticeState Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) said conversations with Northbrook neurologist Dr. Larry Robbins led to her increased concern about young athletes taking repeated hits to the head.
County To Pay $20M To Settle Lawsuit Over Boy's Brain DamageThe Cook County Board has approved a $20 million settlement for the family of a toddler who suffered severe brain damage after surgery at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
Brain-Damaged Little Leaguer Gets $14.5M In Metal Bat Lawsuit A New Jersey teenager who was left with brain damage after he was struck by a line drive while playing in a youth baseball game will receive a $14.5 million settlement from his lawsuit against the bat manufacturer, Little League Baseball and a sporting goods chain.
Woman Who Battered Child Into Brain Damage Gets 18 YearsLake Superior Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr. imposed an 18-year sentence for aggravated battery and neglect of a dependent for an East Chicago woman who beat her 2-year-old child, causing a permanent, lifelong disability.
Study: Heading In Soccer Might Cause Brain InjuriesIt's the world's most popular sport and now there's new evidence that playing soccer can damage your brain.
Report: Duerson Might Not Have Qualified For Disability AwardFormer Bear Dave Duerson’s degenerative brain injuries might not even have qualified for benefit under the NFL disability plan he himself helped create, according to a published report.
Breaking News: Hunter Hillenmeyer placed on IR due to concussion